Lisa Graa Jensen RI SGFA

Biography:

Born in Søborg, Denmark

  • 1974 – 75 : Sir John Cass School of Art, Whitechapel, London
  • 1975 – 78 : Camberwell School of Art – BA (Honours) Degree in Graphic Design / Book Illustration
  • 1978 – 81 : Full time Illustrator with BL Kearley Ltd – working for Hamlyn, MacMillan, Marshall Cavendish, BBC Publications, Radio Times, Heinemann, MacDonald, & Puffin Books; and greetings cards for Ling, Camden Graphics & Royle – including illustrating “Gudrun” for Kestrel Books
  • 1981 – 83 : Assistant Art Therapist at Unstead Park Nursing Home, Godalming, Surrey
  • 1983 to date : Freelance Painter & Illustrator of Books, Fine Art & Greeting Cards including for Kingsmead Publications, Medici Cards, Rosenstiels, Woodmansterne, Robertson Collection

Awards and Prizes

  • 2018 – 3rd prize overall – Artists & Illustrators’ “Artist of the Year”
  • 2016 – Global Artists : Artist of the Year 3rd Prize
  • 2015 – Dry Red Press Award, RI Annual Exhibition
  • 2014 – Elected to Society of Graphic Fine Artists
  • 2009 – Guildford Calendar Competition
  • 2008 – Landscape Artist in Artists & Illustrators’ “Artist of the Year”
  • 1997 – Kingsmead Award, RI Annual Exhibition
  • 1996 – Elected to RI
  • 1995 – Winner, Imperial Cancer Research Christmas Card Co
  • 1992 – Commendation at Royal Institute of Watercolourists (RI) Annual Exhibition
  • Royal Academy Christmas Card Competitions
    1986 : First Prize     1985 : Third Prize     1984 : Second Prize